said TMZ 'make[s] things up' and that he 'take[s] great pride' in who he is and what he does. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
On Thursday, a report surfaced that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two fellow NFL players were being investigated by police in Miami for an incident that occurred earlier this month.
When the news first broke, TMZ.com called the investigation a "possible sexual assault."
However, Miami police corrected the report, saying there were no charges pending, and all of the players were just involved in what they are calling a "suspicious incident."
Colin Kaepernick apparently wasn't happy with TMZ's reporting, and he took to social media to sound off.
“The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I’ve seen are completely wrong,” Kaepernick said on his Twitter account Friday morning.
“They make things up about me that never happened. I take great pride in who I am and what I do, but I guess sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up. I want to thank all of the people who have shared their encouraging sentiments. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced.”
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Details of the incident emerged Thursday, with several outlets obtaining the police report (below via CBS Sports):
The woman states that the group “talked for a while and she mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots.” The woman states “they told her in order to drink the shots she had to ‘hit’ the bong which contained marijuana.”
The woman states she “started to feel lightheaded and went to a bedroom to lay down.” She says she “took off her jacket and jewelry” at which point “Mr. Kaepernick came behind her into the bedroom and started kissing her.”
She “advised that Mr. Kaepernick started to undressed [sic] her” and that “she got completely naked.”
At that point she claims Kaepernick left the bedroom and that “they did not have sex.” At that point in time, the woman claims Patton and Lockette “peeked” into the room and she yelled “What are you doing? Where’s Colin? Get out!”
The woman says they closed the door and left but she cannot remember anything after that. She says she woke up in a hospital bed but doesn’t know how she got there.
Whether or not any charges surface following the incident remains to be seen, but the NFL cannot be happy to see a face of the league in the headlines because of a story involving drug use and alcohol abuse.